Describing oneself is tricky. I am an unpretentious, outgoing, warm, and versatile woman. I try to be an attentive listener and good communicator. I value consideration, humor, compassion, engaging company, verve, and I love to laugh. Music is a delight and a refuge. I like to dance, attend classical music concerts, Marsalis concerts and others (depending upon the performer), opera and theater selectively and would enjoy sharing these plus life's daily activities with an intelligent partner. I hail from a large family so hosting guests at Shabbat and holiday dinners is a pleasure. I've lived, loved and worked in Israel and I always look forward to being there. Being huggable is important. I work in Berkeley, California. I back in Berkeley now after two months in Manhattan.